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HER Number:MDV51455
Name:Western cairn of a pair on edge of cairnfield at White Hill

Summary

One of two cairns aligned east-west, part of a cairnfield (MDV14428). The western cairn mound measures 5 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.7 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 535 840
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: sx58sw57
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/91/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 22345(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130962, 20/4/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn mound measures 5 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.7 metres high. Forms an outlying part of a classic cairnfield, including at least 22 mounds, a length of boundary bank and a lynchet.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 219, Map 43.2 (Monograph). SDV219155.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

The cairnfield on the north eastern slope of White Hill survives well and contains archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed. It provides a valuable insight into Bronze Age agricultural activity on the western side of the Moor.
This monument includes two cairns aligned east-west and situated on a south- facing slope overlooking the valley of the Walla Brook.
The western cairn mound measures 5m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m high.
These cairns form an outlying part of a cairnfield, which includes at least 22 mounds, as well as a length of boundary bank and a lynchet.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 219, Map 43.2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130962, 20/4/1993.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14428Part of: Cairnfield and associated earthworks on north-east slope of White Hill (Monument)
MDV51456Related to: Eastern cairn of a pair on edge of cairnfield at White Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 8 2015 10:11AM